Manchester United heave released their home kit for next year a little bit early, just like all of the other big English clubs, and its got some interesting changes from last years shirt. First of all, the Manchester United 2011/12 jersey is still going to be the same red as every Manchester United home shirt since the clubs infancy. The crest is still stitched and embroidered on the left breast, and the Nike logo sits on the opposite side in white. The red devil symbol is now on the back of shirt, right below the collar, in white along with the club motto stitched into the back of the crest.
The main change to the new shirt involves the collar itself, which no longer has flap that pull over the top like a dress shirt, and its got a new design. The white is cut through the middle by a black stripe white pay homage to the older kits from the 1990’s. I remember Eric Cantona wearing something similar to this when he delivered his now infamous karate kick, but I think they were trying to remember the more positive events of those years. Or perhaps celebrate a record 19th league title if they manage to beat the Chelsea jersey clad men from the capital this weekend.
Its made from Nike’s Dri-fit material, that’s recycled from plastic bottles, and fits the same as my Manchester United kit from last year. They say the put 13 used up plastic bottles into each jersey, which is good for the earth, and you claim to be green as well as fashionable when you’re wearing this jersey. Overall, its a classy looking soccer jersey, like all Man Utd kits, and I think its well worth it for any Red Devils supporter.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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